10 Improvised Weapons Made By Syrian Rebels

Syrian Hell Cannon

an improvised artillery piece used by Syrian rebels.

Ahrar Al-Shamal Battalions, via Brown Moses

Necessity is the mother of destruction.

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Syrian rebels have developed all sorts of crazy weapons to fight against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. They have fashioned weapons from PlayStation controllers, rope, fertilizer, and the explosive material of unexploded bombs. That taste for DIY weaponry could end–or at least slow down–now that the European Union is ending an arms embargo that stanched the flow of weapons to Syrian rebels. The lifted embargo is expected to give rebels access to better weapons. Here, we look back at 10 of the Syrian rebels’ most intriguing home-grown weapons.


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